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Assistant Dean, Fraternity & Sorority Commons

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Troy, NY
Categories: Staff, Student Services and Academic Support

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Job Summary

The Assistant Dean for the Fraternity & Sorority Commons will assist the Associate Dean for Fraternity & Sorority Commons (FSC) in creating and sustaining the vision for the fraternity and sorority community as an integral part of the Clustered Learning, Advocacy, and Support for Students (CLASS) framework. The Assistant Dean will have a shared responsibility in working with and supporting fraternity/sorority organizations in their living, meeting, and programming spaces. In addition, will support the Associate Dean in all health and safety initiatives for both on/off campus properties. The Assistant Dean will work with community partners on diversity, equity and inclusion education, large scale community philanthropic initiatives, and work to support various programming and educational workshops. The Assistant Dean will also work to develop and implement effective public relations and marketing strategies to support community/council awareness. The Assistant Dean will support student staff, and provide advisement for up to two councils, and share coaching responsibilities for a grouping of designated organizations. The Assistant Dean will assist the Associate Dean in the creation of sustainable, inclusive, and developmentally rich programs, and aid in matters related to community risk and liability management. This is a live-in position with Rensselaer provided housing.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in a relevant discipline along with at least two (2) years of experience in a closely related position in Student Affairs with preference for experience directly working with fraternity & sorority organizations. Experience must include:

  • Demonstrated experience advising and counseling students
  • Demonstrated experience responding appropriately to student concerns and manage student issues
  • Ability to travel to on-campus and off-campus locations within the Capital District as a requirement of on-call duties

Relevant combinations of education, training and experience may be considered.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's Degree in Student personnel, higher education administration, or related area. 

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


  • Knowledge and understanding of fraternity/sorority systems, national and regional trends, policies, procedures, governance, organizational development and recruitment processes
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and the ability to remain unbiased and impartial in dealing with fraternity and sorority issues
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet established goals and objectives
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Ability to work in fast paced, rapidly changing environment
  • Demonstrated problem solving and project management skills

Application instructions


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Job Posted Date

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

COVID-19 Pandemic Protocols

Rensselaer welcomes undergraduate and graduate students to campus for an in-person academic experience.  To support this experience, all faculty and staff are expected to work primarily onsite.

Rensselaer requires all faculty and staff to be vaccinated (and boosted when eligible) against COVID-19. Requests for exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse cultural, ethnic, national and international perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.




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